Replaces

1996-1998 VW Golf Front Strut & Spring Assembly for L4 2.0L Models Driver or Passenger Side (Without ABS Brakes)

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Side Location: Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • HOLLANDER 527-58057

  • New

This replacement strut and spring assembly is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again.

Specifications:

  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • Assembly includes:
    • Upper Mount
    • Upper and Lower Spring Isolators
    • Upper Spring Seat
    • Coil Spring
    • Boot Kit
  • Direct replacement
  • Preassembled for easier replacement

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the spring. Our new strut and spring assemblies make this job much simpler for the do it yourself mechanic. This part comes pre-assembled. Jack up and support the vehicle with jack stands. Remove the wheel. Unbolt the top mounts and the bottom from the suspension and replace the whole unit. The large bottom bolts usually require an impact wrench and socket for removal. When reassembling, be sure to torque all nuts and bolts to their proper specifications. Do not use impact tools when reassembling.

We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

This is a new replacement strut and spring assembly. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the spring. Our new strut and spring assemblies make this job much simpler for the do it yourself mechanic. This part comes pre-assembled. Jack up and support the vehicle with jack stands. Remove the wheel. Unbolt the top mounts and the bottom from the suspension and replace the whole unit. The large bottom bolts usually require an impact wrench and socket for removal. When reassembling, be sure to torque all nuts and bolts to their proper specifications. Do not use impact tools when reassembling.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the top of the strut (1:05)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Apply penetrating oil to the 21 mm nut at the top of the strut.
    • Use a 7 mm Allen wrench to secure the bolt and use your 21 socket and ratchet to remove the nut.
  2. Remove the wheel (3:12)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  3. Remove the bottom of the strut (4:15)
    • Use a breaker bar and penetrating oil to unbolt the 18 mm strut bolts on the bottom
    • Remove the ABS bracket with your 10 mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull the strut down and out.
  4. Install the new strut (7:03)
    • Bolt the strut back in, torquing your 14 mm bolts to 35-45 ft lbs
    • Insert your spindle to the lower end of the strut and raise your control arm until the bolt holes line up.
    • Torque the bottom 18 mm nut to 85 ft lbs
    • Replace your ABS bracket with your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. Replace the wheel (11:15)
    • Put the wheel on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs using a star pattern.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench
  • Pipe Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 20mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(11:49 min)

Tools List:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench
  • Pipe Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 20mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • HOLLANDER 527-58057

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$78.95
Part #: 1ASTS00500

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